Russian airliner missing over Egypt

Moscow, Oct 31 (IANS) A Russian airliner carrying over 220 passengers has gone missing over Egypt’s Sinai peninsula and has possibly crashed, media reports said.

However, in a conflicting report, the Egyptian air accident chief said the Russian plane had safely left Egyptian airspace and made contact with Turkish air traffic control, RT news reported.

The Airbus that was reported going off radar and crashing in the Sinai Peninsula was travelling from the Egyptian resort Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg.

It belonged to Kogalymavia, a small airline based in Western Siberia.

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